Eucalyptus, with the Latin name Eucalyptus, belongs to the Myrtaceae family. It is an evergreen tree that blooms from July to August. Most species of this plant come from Australia. About a dozen of its forest areas are such trees. Because fires are common in Australia, trees are now more resistant to it and even its seeds can withstand the fire. It is also cultivated in other countries because they grow easily and exploit their wood. Its name comes from the Greek words «ευ» which mean good and «καλύπτω» which means cover, referring to the way the plant itself covers its buds.
Eucalyptus’s Health Benefits and Uses
Its essential oil is antiseptic and is used to relieve coughs and colds as well as dry coughs. The oil can be used externally on wounds and skin infections. At the same time, inhalation can cause nasal decongestion, while its vapors help treat bronchitis. However, essential oils are known for their corrosive properties and should not be taken in large doses for either internal or external use. The leaf extract has anti-bacterial action.
- eucalyptus’s whole leaves
Caution! Herbs should not be consumed uncontrollably. Consult your doctor before consumption. They are not substitutes for drugs and can cause side effects and allergies.